Obama updated on Gulf of Mexico oil leak

WASHINGTON (BestGrowthStock) – President Barack Obama on Thursday received an update on an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

The Coast Guard said on Wednesday that five times as much oil as previously estimated was leaking from a well beneath the site of a deadly drilling rig explosion. The slick is threatening wide-scale coastal damage for four Gulf Coast states.

Gibbs said Obama began his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office with a 20-minute update on the BP oil spill.

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(Reporting by Steve Holland, editing by Stacey Joyce)

Obama updated on Gulf of Mexico oil leak